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    Fundamental British Values

    Fundamental British Values

    Promoting Fundamental British Values

    In November 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) produced non-statutory guidance on how schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs as part of spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development. These core British values were first articulated in the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy of 2011.

    At Thorpe Church of England Primary School we take our responsibility to prepare children positively for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British values are introduced, discussed and realised through the vision, ethos, values and work of the school.

    All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE, Assemblies & Collective Worship provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

    The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, for example, sporting events, a wide range of visits and use of residential outdoor education centres.

    The School's Vision, Ethos and Values enable children to be:

    • as learners; enquiring, self-motivated, resilient and desire excellence.
    • as individuals; have a Godly sense of right and wrong and have the opportunity to explore and develop our faith.
    • as citizens; develop love, confidence, discipline and enjoy contributing to our community and our world.